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Trestle Creek Complex

Unit Information

Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3232 West Nursery Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

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Incident Contact

Trestle Creek Complex Fire Info Line
Phone: 774-455-0449
Hours: 8am-8pm

Highlighted Activity

08/03/2021 Additional areas moved to READY in the vicinity of Trestle Creek Complex
From the Bonner County Sheriff's Office: The following roads are going to pre-evacuation "READY" status: Rapid Lightning Rd (from Wellington North), Wellington Rd, Vandyke Rd, Trapper Creek Rd,...
Announcement - 08/03/2021
20210802 Trestle Creek infrared mapImage options: [ Full Size ]

July 7, lightning came through the area starting 7 fires.  Two fires merged, leaving 6 fires.  The fires were named Trestle 1 through 6.  July 8, Trestle 1 and Trestle 4 burned together leaving 5 fires: Trestle 1, Trestle 2, Trestle 3, Trestle 5 and Trestle 6.
The latest acreage number reflects growth mostly from the overnight hours of July 31-August 1. Fire has not reached private property on any flank, and fire managers will continue to work with the Bonner County Sheriff and Emergency Management on increasing or decreasing evacuation zones. For the latest on evacuation notices, visit Messages from Bonner County Sheriff's Office : Nixle or text your zip code to 888777.
The Complex is currently being managed by a Type 3 organization from the Sandpoint Ranger District. The change in containment to 0% reflects the fact that Trestle 6 burned around all other fires in the complex, nullifying the previous containment lines, and therefore the containment percentage. There is still fireline and contingency line, but containment will increase only as fire reaches and holds at these lines. Firefighters continue to assess opportunities for direct and indirect suppression and line construction. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 09th, 2021 approx. 05:07 PM
Location7 miles north of Hope, Idaho
Incident CommanderType 3 IC - McLarty
Coordinates48.341 latitude, -116.22 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel33
Size3,425 Acres
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 15th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Spruce/Subalpine fir/brush

Significant Events

Humidity, cloud, and smoke cover moderated fire behavior on 8/3, after the fire area received 0.3" of rain overnight and into the morning of 8/2. Observed fire behavior is primarily creeping, backing, and flanking.


Planned Actions

Begin utilizing equipment to open up Road 1082 between main fire and private residences in Trestle Creek. Begin brushing and opening Trout Creek Road system on west side of Trestle Ridge to gain access to west side of the fire. Continue to scout for opportunities to open up old road systems to create access areas as well as direct and indirect lines. Continue implementing structure protection plan with Sam Owen Fire Department on structures in Trestle Creek. Deploy pumps, hose, and sprinkler systems to protect private residences. Coordinate with Bonner County Sheriff's Office for evacuation needs.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Return to hot and dry conditions expected this week with a Heat Advisory in place and valley temps predicted in the mid-upper 90s. Potential for another system by weekend with some moisture possible.